Cutting Costs: The energy potential of UK commercial rooftops

8th October 2014

Welcome to this study on the potential cost savings commercial rooftop solar photovoltaics (PV) offers to UK plc. The case for commercial rooftop solar PV has so far rested primarily on the green credentials of the technology. The lack of a definitive case for short-term return on investment on the capital costs of installing rooftop PV has been a barrier to widespread uptake.

UK companies could save more than £5bn a year in electricity bills by installing fully-funded rooftop solar PV systems on commercial rooftop space.

That’s according to a new study from Kingspan Energy, which reveals that installing solar PV on just 61% of the nation’s 2.500km2 south-facing commercial roof space would meet the total electricity demand of UK companies.

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